Study of Knowledge and Practice Regarding Foot Care in Diabetic Patients Visiting Nishtar Diabetic Clinic Multan.

Fouzia Altaf, Robina Tariq, Khawar Shahzad


Diabetes mellitus is multifaceted disease and foot ulceration is one of it’s common complication. An estimated 15% of patients with diabetes develop foot ulcer. Diabetic foot ulcer is estimated to affect 15% to 25% of people with diabetes at some time in their lives and it precedes 25% to 90% of all amputations. On an average every 30 seconds an extremity is amputated due to complications of diabetes mellitus (DM) and the majority of these amputations are secondary to foot ulcers. Poor foot care knowledge and practices is important risk factor for foot problems among diabetics.

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